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From 1943 to 2019, a look at New Zealand's mass shooting incidents

Violent crime is rare in New Zealand and police do not usually carry guns, though mass shootings have occurred previously. Here is a list of some previous incidents.

(Text from Reuters)

(All pictures are from the recent New Zealand mosque attack)

Christchurch, New Zealand

An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019

(Photograph:Reuters)

1997

A lone shooter killed six people, including his father, and wounded four others in the ski-lodge hamlet of Raurimu. He was tried and found not guilty by reason of insanity.

(Photograph:Reuters)

1994

Seven members of the Bain family were shot dead in Dunedin, South Island's second largest city. A surviving son was convicted of their murders in 1995, but later acquitted at a retrial in 2009 and awarded a payout of almost NZ$1 million ($680,000).

(Photograph:Reuters)

1992

At a farm outside Auckland, Brian Schlaepfer shot and stabbed six members of his own family before killing himself with a shotgun.

(Photograph:Reuters)

1990

A gun-mad loner killed 13 men, women and children in a 24-hour rampage in the tiny seaside village of Aramoana. He was killed by police. It prompted a modest tightening of gun laws.

(Photograph:AFP)

1943

Forty-eight prisoners-of-war and a guard died when officers opened fire on rioting inmates at a camp holding Japanese soldiers captured during the Guadalcanal Campaign.

A court-martial determined prisoners were responsible, but no charges were pressed.

(All pictures are from the recent New Zealand mosque attack)

(Photograph:AFP)